Policing reform in the context of plural policing: the South African case

Berg, J. (2021) Policing reform in the context of plural policing: the South African case. Policing, 15(1), pp. 412-424. (doi: 10.1093/police/paaa075)

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Using South African examples, this article explores how legitimacy is constituted amongst state and non-state actors in a highly pluralized context of limited statehood and the implications that this has for policing reform. In particular, it explores the means by which the legitimacy of the state and non-state is relational, co-produced, and co-dependent by focusing on two components of legitimacy: effectiveness and accountability. Given the contextual realities of policing legitimation in pluralized contexts, the article provides a critical appraisal of the challenges for policing reform.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Berg, Dr Julie
Authors: Berg, J.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Journal Name:Policing
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN (Online):1752-4520
Published Online:07 November 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 The Authors
First Published:First published in Policing 15(1): 412-424
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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